Transferring to a 4-Year Institution

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution's requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information, also available at the Utah System of Higher Education web site.

Transfer/Articulation Agreements

Students interested in majoring in communication at the University of Utah, Weber State University or Westminster College:

  • You are strongly encouraged to get your COMM degree at SLCC before transferring.
  • A degree in COMM from SLCC benefits you financially as well as provides a solid curricular foundation.

Students that graduate from SLCC with an AA/AS in Communication Studies or Journalism & Digital Media with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better will be automatically accepted as a Communication major at the University of Utah.

The following courses are accepted as equivalent in transfer course equivalencies.

Salt Lake Community College

University of Utah

COMM 1020: Principles of Public Speaking

COMM 1020: Principles of Public Speaking

COMM 1130: Journalism & Media Writing

COMM 1130: Media Writing

COMM 1270: Critical Thinking in Argumentation

COMM 1270: Analysis of Argument

COMM 1500: Media and Society

COMM 1500: Intro to Media Business Ethics

COMM 2050: Perspectives in Communication

COMM 2020: Comm Theory in Everyday Life

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Communication

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Communication

COMM 2150: Intercultural Communication*

COMM 3190: Intercultural Communication

COMM 2170: Organizational Communication

COMM 2170: Organizational Communication

COMM 2300: Public Relations

COMM 2580: Strategic Comm Theory & Practice

COMM 2570: Intro to Visual Communication*

COMM 3550: Principles of Visual Communication

COMM 1800: Digital Media Tools & Techniques*

COMM 3555: Digital Journalism

COMM 2200: Video Content Creation*

COMM 3560: Video Production I


Notes:
  • *Courses with an asterisk do not automatically transfer to your Degree Audit at the U of U and require speaking with an advisor in order to count toward major requirements.
  • Recommended for all SLCC students transferring to U of U majoring in Communication: COMM 3060: Bridge to Communication. Earn 2 upper division credits. SLCC students can take the course the semester before they transfer. Cost is extremely low. The course introduces, allows for a smoother transition, and enhances student success as they transfer to the U o U’s Communication Department.

The WSU Department of Communication agrees to substitute certain required courses for transfer students from SLCC that have completed a course at SLCC approved by the WSU Department of Communication Chair and curriculum committee with a grade of "C" or better. Approved courses include: 

SLCC Course

WSU Course Substitution

COMM 1020: Public Speaking

COMM 1020: Public Speaking

COMM 1080: Conflict Management & Diversity*

COMM 3050: Interpersonal Communication & Conflict Management

COMM 1120: Principles of Interviewing*

COMM 3060: Listening & Interviewing

COMM 1130: Journalism and Media Writing

COMM 1130: Media Writing

COMM 1270: Analysis of Argument

COMM 1270: Analysis of Argument

or COMM 2270: Argumentation & Debate

COMM 1500: Media and Society

COMM 1500: Intro to Mass Communication

COMM 1560: Radio Performance and Production

COMM 1560: Audio Production & Performance

COMM 1800: Digital Media Tools & Techniques*

COMM 2250: Essentials of Digital Media

COMM 2050: Perspectives in Comm*

COMM 3000: Communication Theory

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Communication

COMM 2110: Interpersonal & Small Group Communication

COMM 2150: Intercultural Communication*

COMM 3080: Intercultural Communication

COMM 2250: Television Studio Production

COMM 2200: In-Studio Video Production & Performance

COMM 2300: Public Relations*

COMM 3400: Introduction to Public Relations

COMM 2200: Video Content Creation*

COMM 3780: Broadcast News Writing & Production

COMM 2400: Social Media Tools & Strategies

COMM 2400: Social Media for Communicators

COMM 2500: Elements and Issues of Digital Media***

COMM 2010: Mass Media & Society

COMM 2570: Intro to Visual Communication*

COMM 3350: Visual Communication

COMM 2600: Production for Student Media

COMM 2730: Digital Radio Production and Broadcast

 

Notes:

  • * - indicates courses that students will have to ask an adviser to substitute. The rest should automatically articulate.
  • Student will be asked to take other upper division courses, if a 1000 or 2000 course taken at SLCC transfers as a 3000 level course at WSU.
  • ** - indicates course(s) that are considered Gen Ed at WSU, may not transfer from SLCC as Gen Ed at WSU.
  • WSU’s Department of Communication is willing to consider substituting other classes upon student’s request.

The Department of Communication at Westminster College has developed a 2 + 2 articulation agreement with SLCC. Students taking the following recommended courses will enter Westminster College with Junior status.

Communication Studies Associates to Bachelor of Arts in Communication
SLCC Year 1

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

COMM 1020: Princ. of Public Speaking (CM)

3

COMM 1500: Media & Society (CM)

3

ENGL 1010: Intro to Writing (EN)

3

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Comm. (CM)

3

SKILLS (AI or QL)

3

SKILLS (AI or QL)

3

DIST (FA, LS, PS, SS)

3

DIST (FA, LS, PS, SS)

3

COMM 1130: Journalism and Media Writing

4

COMM XXXX: Communication Elective

3

16

Lifelong Wellness

1

16

SLCC Year 2

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 2010: Intro to Writing (EN)

3

DIST (FA, LS, PS, SS)

3

COMM 1270: Critical Think. in Argument (CM)

3

IG: International & Global Learning

3

COMM 2050: Perspectives in Comm (HU)

3

COMM XXXX: Communication Elective

3

DIST (FA, LS, PS, SS)

3

EXPLORE: Exploration Elective

1

LANG: Language 1

5

LANG: Language II

5

17

15


Journalism & Digital Media Associates to Bachelor of Arts
SLCC Year 1

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010: Intro to Writing (EN)

3

COMM 1800: Digital Media Tools/Tech

4

Quantitative Literacy (QL)

3

COMM 2570: Intro Visual Communication (FA)

3

Life Science (LS)

3

American Institutions (AI)

3

COMM 1130: Journalism & Media Writing

3

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 1500: Media and Society (CM)

3

ENGL 2010: Intermed Writing (EN)

3

Lifelong Wellness (LW)

1

16

16
SLCC Year 2

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

COMM 2250: Television Studio Production

2

COMM 1080: Conflict Mgmt & Diversity (SS)

3

COMM 2600: Production Student Media

3

COMM 2400: Social Media Tools Strategies

3

COMM 2050: Perspectives in Comm (HU)

3

International & Global (IG)

3

Physical Science (PS)

3

COMM 2200: Video Content Creation

3

LANG 1010: Foreign Language I

5

LANG 1020: Foreign Language II

5

16

17

Notes:

*A Diversity course (DV) must be taken in one of the following areas FA, LS, PS, SS, IG or CM

Transfer Merit Scholarships are based on the cumulative transfer GPA (GPA from all colleges, not just SLCC) of each applicant and they range from $10,000 to $18,000 per year. Criteria for each award is as follows:

Award Amount 

Cumulative Transfer GPA

$18,000

3.5 and above 

$16,000

3.25-3.49

$14,000

3.0-3.24

$12,000

2.75-2.99

$10,000

Lower than 2.75

In addition, if a student is a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) member at SLCC or their previous institution, they will receive our highest merit scholarship of $18,000 plus an additional $3,000 totaling a merit award of $21,000. 

 

There is a direct transfer pathway to USU. When students earn their associate in communication at SLCC, they will enter USU as juniors. All SLCC associate degrees earned by SLCC students will transfer to USU.

There is an articulation agreement with WGU. All SLCC associate degrees earned by SLCC students will transfer to WGU. All transferrable courses numbered 1000 or higher completed at SLCC with a letter grade of "C" or higher will be accepted by WGU and applied toward applicable college degrees. WGU will not accept credits for courses completed at SLCC with a letter grade of "C-" or lower.

The following courses are accepted as equivalent in transfer:

Salt Lake Community College

Credits

Utah Valley University

Credits

COMM 1020: Principles of Public Speaking

3

COMM 1020/1025: Public Speaking/Public Speaking Lab

3

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 1270: Critical Thinking in Argumentation

3

COMM 2270: Argumentation

3

COMM 2120: Team Decision Making and Leadership

3

COMM 2120: Small Group Communication and Decision Making

3

COMM 1010: Elements of Effective Communication

3

COMM 1050: Introduction to Communication

3

COMM 2170: Organizational Communication

3

COMM 2400: Organizational Communication

3

COMM 1500: Media and Society

3

COMM 1500: Introduction to Mass Communication

3

COMM 1130: Journalism and Media Writing

3

COMM 1130: Writing for the Mass Media

3

COMM 2300: Public Relations

3

COMM 2300: Introduction to Public Relations and Strategic Communication

3

COMM 2400: Social Media Tools and Strategies

3

COMM 3140: Social Media Content Creation

3

COMM 2570: Intro to Visual Communication

3

COMM 3510: Visual Communication Theory

3

COMM 1800: Digital Media Tools and Techniques

4

COMM 2510: Visual Strategies for Communication Majors

3

Additional Guarantees

  • UVU guarantees a 2+2 articulation with SLCC. Students who complete their AS degree at SLCC from the Communication Department enter the Communication Department at UVU with Junior status.

  • For more information about transferring to the University of Utah, including sample schedules, visit the Student Transfer Pathways page.
  • For more information about different pathways between SLCC and four-year college in Utah, visit the Transfer Chart Pathways page.